National CAMRA Website of the Year 2017


  • Main logo - Dark red (revised)-01-01 Welbeck Abbey Brewery - With the summer months upon us our brewery tours are in full swing! We are so pleased to be hosting these again this year, and the turn out so far has been fantastic. Tours will be running monthly and finishing in September so grab tickets while you still can! For details or to buy online […]
  • Abbeydale Schemer Abbeydale Brewery - How has it got to July, or as it’s known here at Abbeydale “Sunfest month”, already?! We all can’t wait to put Sunfest on at the Rising Sun for the 11th time this year and hope to see (or have seen, depending on when you read this!) many of you there between the 6th and […]
  • South Pacific Stancill Brewery - Stancill heads to the South Pacific There’s been plenty of happy talk at Stancill Brewery this month, which is taking a trip to the new world with its latest special, South Pacific. Promising to be the perfect pint enjoyed every enchanted summer evening, the recipe has been carefully refined since its original launch, resulting in […]
  • full_nutty_REWORK Kelham Island Brewery - Kelham Island are extremely happy to announce the launch of our new kegged beer to the collection. KIB One, a 4.2% light hoppy kegged beer, will be ready to hit pubs just in time for the summer and perfect for any beer garden. We have two specials this month: California Drinking, 4.8% A California Common […]
  • steel city Steel City Brewing - Steel City are still awaiting the go-ahead at their potential new home, but the away collaborations are still flowing. Bunch of Cnuts, brewed at Imperial, is doing the rounds at present, and is like a liquid Tunnocks Teacake, big chocolate and raspberry jam flavours backed up with slightly more subtle coconut. Meanwhile, the Black Metal […]


  • images (002) Tour de Yorkshire in Sheffield - On Sunday April 30, the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycling race finished in Stocksbridge. The final 20 km included 4 top category climbs, but also passed a number of local pubs in our area. They all reported good business on the day, extending opening hours and utilising extra serving space. The Friendship, for example, had […]
  • MitG Music in the Gardens - One of Sheffield’s biggest open air concerts has teamed up with Bradfield Brewery to offer four day summer spectacular which will bring together, beers, bands and much more! Taking place between 29 June – 2 July, Music in the Gardens is organised by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire and will feature a diverse entertainment […]
  • Annual Beer Census 2017 - Saturday 10 June sees the return of the Annual Beer Census for 2017. As many of you will be aware, Sheffield & District CAMRA organises this city-wide survey to collect information on which beers are available in the city on a particular day. We have been doing this for a few years now, and we […]
  • Closing Times - About twenty years ago my father, Michael Liversidge, produced a book entitled The A-Z of Sheffield Public Houses. The book was well received by the people of Sheffield and sold reasonably well for a small print run, local interest, book. This book is now a collectors item. Albeit disinterested at the time, I have come […]
  • Introducing your new Sheffield & District CAMRA Committee - As we mentioned in our last issue, there were several changes to the committee following the recent AGM, with a existing members changing roles and a few new faces entering the fray. Together, we are hoping to continue working hard for the real ale drinkers of Sheffield and the surrounding areas. We thought we would […]


  • IMG_5722 Club of the Year presentation - On Saturday 17 June, several members from Sheffield & District CAMRA headed to the Stocksbridge RUFC clubhouse to present the Club of the Year award for 2017. The clubhouse was opened in 1985 when the rugby club took over a derelict chapel. Over the years it has become well-known in the area for its excellent […]
  • P1030716 (002) cropped June Pub of the Month presentation - Sheffield & District CAMRA members headed to the Broadfield on Abbeydale Road on Tuesday 13 June to celebrate the Pub of the Month award for June 2017. With its wide range of real ales (there were nine handpumps available on the night with the usual selection of True North ales plus guests), good food and […]
  • emotionheader Pub of the Month July 2017 - We are pleased to announce that the Sheffield & District CAMRA Pub of the Month for July 2017, as voted for by our members, is the Wisewood Inn at Loxley. The Wisewood Inn was re-opened in its current guise in October 2015 by owner Steve Wesley and licensee Pete Hebb. They have managed to take a […]
  • 010_Ship Sheffield CAMRA Award Ship Inn presented with National Design Award - The Ship Inn in Kelham Island was presented with its 2017 CAMRA Design Award on 31 May. Impressively, the pub has become only the fourth pub in Sheffield to receive one of these awards in almost forty years. The Ship has been nationally recognised for its iconic 19th century features and eccentric décor, and was […]
  • anglers rest cropped District Pub of the Year presentation - On 20 May, several members of the Sheffield & District branch headed out into the Peak District for a chance to visit some of the less easy-to-reach hostelries in the area. As part of this, the group stopped in at the Anglers’ Rest in Bamford, where they presented the pub with its District Pub of […]


  • 89993 Cherry Tree, Millhouses - You may remember that last year the Co-op Group put in a planning application to demolish the Cherry Tree and build a new store in its place as Enterprise Inns who own the pub had agreed to sell it to them. We have opposed that application, and made a bid to have the pub declared an […]
  • The Plough Sandygate Sheffield (6) The Plough, Sandygate - Many of you will be aware of the recent plight of the Plough and the community members striving to prevent the loss of their local pub. It had been feared that the site was set to be converted into a Sainsbury’s convenience store, and while that has not happened yet, the pub is still advertised […]
  • Wellington outside Heritage Pubs – The Wellington - Congratulations to the Wellington – it has recently become part of the CAMRA National Inventory of Pub Interiors in the SRI (Some Regional Importance) category. There are now 21 Sheffield pubs listed in the three inventories: pubheritage.camra.org.uk. Built in 1839, the Wellington was the brewery tap for the A.H.Smith and Company, Don Brewery. In 1916, […]
  • albion london road Stancill set sights on new city centre pub - 2017 has already been a busy year for Stancill. So far this year, they have launched a search for the region’s best home brewer, worked in conjunction with Penistone Armed Forces to produce a special, limited edition beer to commemorate the sinking of the HMS Sheffield and now, the Sheffield brewery is set to open […]
  • nagshead_killamarsh_livemusic (002) The Nags Head, Killamarsh - On the Spring bank holiday Monday an American BBQ was held at the Nags Head in Killamarsh, reflecting the Texan roots of Mary, who runs the pub with husband Martin. Customers enjoyed huge portions of smoky ribs and brisket, washed down with beer from Drone Valley Brewery at just £2 per pint. Unfortunately the weather […]


Inn Brief

  • Inn Brief

    True North Brewery have announced a series of open days at their brewery tap at 47 Eldon St. The next dates are the 16–18 June and the 7–9 July.

    The Fox & Duck in Broomhill is set to improve its beer garden and install a kitchen. They’ll be bringing some of their culinary know-how from their sister pub, the Doctor’s Orders, and you’ll still be able to bring in your own food outside of kitchen hours.

    An application has been made to the council by a developer to convert the former Royal Oak in Chapeltown into two shops and a restaurant. The pub closed in 2013.

    The Harlequin has a number of live music events going on in July: 1 July – Searching for Silvia, 7 July – Iridium 77, 8 July – Rocket 88, 15 July – Blue Review, 22 July – Blaze.

    Tramlines Festival will see the Tap & Tankard have their Buskers’ Corner event stretched out over the weekend. There will also be the usual great selection of real ales and ciders availables.

    The Fat Cat are making the most of the sunny weather by bringing back the Everly Pregnant Brothers. They will be playing a gig on the roof of the pub on 22 July at 6pm, and there will also be outside bars and a barbecue.

    The Spireite in Chesterfield is in need of a new manager or management couple. If interested, please contact Chris Sinclair on 07834 950693.



Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys. Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found on the  national CAMRA website and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online on aletalk.


Central Manchester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

Thu 29 Jun – Sat 1 Jul

Central Manchester CAMRA are holding their annual Beer & Cider Festival. The festival has a new venue this year, the 53two Theatre, 8 Albion St, Manchester, M1 5LN. CAMRA members receive a £2 discount on their entrance fee for all sessions. More details at www.centralmanchestercamra.org.uk

Worrall Festival

Fri 30 Jun – Sat 1 Jul

The annual Worrall Festival returns for another year. Past years have seen a plethora of real ales from local breweries such as Blue Bee, Bradfield, Kelham Island, Little Critters, Fuggle Bunny and more. There will also be plenty of live music to enjoy.

Worrall Festival is held in the grounds of Worrall Memorial Hall, Towngate Road, Worrall, S35 0AR. The number 57 bus from the city centre runs through Worrall; alight at the Blue Ball pub and head left up Towngate Road. Friday admission is by ticket only from 7pm, while Saturday is open to all from 4pm onwards.

Wortley Mens Club

Fri 30 Jun – Sun 2 Jul

Despite the name all are welcome! The beer festival is their 5th annual event and runs from 5pm Friday and from midday Saturday and Sunday with a range of 60 cask ales, 30 ciders, craft keg beers, food stalls, live music and kids zone. Bus 29 (Chapeltown-Holmfirth) goes to Wortley.

Derby CAMRA Summer Beer Festival

Wed 5 – Sun 9 Jul

2017 marks the 40th year of Derby CAMRA’s Summer Beer Festival, which will be held in the market place in the centre of Derby. More details at www.derbycamra.org.uk/summer-beer-festival


Thu 6 – Sun 9 Jul

This annual beer festival at the Rising Sun pub at Nether Green in Sheffield sees the car park closed to make way for a tent filled with around 100 guest beers on cask plus a selection of craft beers on keg along with cider and food. There is also music and stalls. Meanwhile inside the pub all the handpumps on the bar are given over to Abbeydale Brewery, who own the pub, showcasing their range including a charity beer brewed for the festival. Buses 86a and 120 stop right outside the pub. More information www.risingsunsheffield.co.uk.



  1. All the best for Sheffield Beer Festival.
    I hope the beers especially from the local breweries are not overpriced as they have been, especially last year!!

  2. Bassetlaw Beer Festival, Grafton Hotel, Worksop; 11/12 July
    Worley Men’s Club Beer Festival; 17/18 July

  3. Doncaster CAMRA Beer Festival is delayed this year but has now been announced as 22-24 September and re-titled ‘Doncaster Town Beer festival’, not the 26th annual – that will be next year in the more usual Easter slot.

    The 2016 event is based at the Diamond Live Lounge on Wood Street/Waterdale and this will be the CAMRA manned location with around 50 beers expected to be available. In addition, many town centre pubs are taking part and will have festival bars and extra available.

    There would normally be an annual #DN1 event at the end of October/start of November but this year the two events have been merged to try and give Doncaster a different type of festival weekend.

    More details to be finalised, keep an eye on http://www.doncastercamra.org.uk nearer the time 😉

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